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Increased number of STDs in Hawaii linked to online dating

Oct. 13, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have increased significantly in the state, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported...

No. 14 Boise State loses Bachmeier, beats Hawaii 59-37

Oct. 13, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After holding a competitive contest for the starting quarterback job, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has insisted that the Broncos are well stocked at the position. Saturday night against Hawaii and its high-powered offense, Harsin's message was put to the test. Turns out, he was right....

Honolulu weighs new bed-and-breakfast property tax category

Oct. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill being considered in Honolulu would create a new property tax category for homeowners operating bed-and-breakfast establishments. The Honolulu City Council approved the first reading of the bill Wednesday, The Star-Advertiser reported . If passed, the bill could be in effect by July...

Report: Most of plastic debris on Hawaii from abroad

Oct. 12, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii researchers have found that majority of plastic marine debris washing up on shores is from abroad. The Star-Advertiser reports that the study conducted at Hawaii Pacific University revealed that pollution from north and east island beaches is washing ashore where there are fewer...

Running for president, Gabbard faces challenge in Hawaii

Oct. 12, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In recent days, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has talked to voters over chili and pumpkin bars at a house party in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She sat down with students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. She packs her schedule with gatherings in both states as she tries to lift her...

Prosecutor denies potential conflicts over telescope cases

Oct. 11, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii County attorney has told an ethics panel he would not face conflicts by prosecuting cases arising from demonstrations against the Mauna Kea telescope. West Hawaii Today reported Thursday that Prosecuting Attorney Mitch Roth met with the county Board of Ethics Wednesday in an...

Construction companies settle sex harassment suit for $200K

Oct. 11, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A group of construction companies will pay $200,000 to settle allegations that male supervisors and workers in Honolulu subjected a female worker to sexual harassment. A U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit says Southland Contracting, Inc., Mole Constructors, Inc. and...

Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor

Oct. 11, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado. The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness certificate this week for the avocado weighing 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms), The Maui News reported Thursday. The average...

Hawaii has chance to make noise facing No. 14 Boise State

Oct. 11, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

One of Nick Rolovich's major concerns during Hawaii's week off was making sure his Rainbow Warriors didn't get wrapped up in the history of what Boise State has accomplished with the Broncos next on the schedule. He wanted Hawaii focused on now, and not the past problems the Warriors have faced when traveling to...

No. 14 Boise State hosts Hawaii in key Mountain West matchup

Oct. 10, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

Hawaii (4-1, 1-0 MWC) at No. 14 Boise State (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: Boise State by 12 1/2. Series record: Boise State leads 12-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? It's an early season Mountain West showdown as Hawaii gets a chance to prove its blowout win at Nevada two weeks ago was no fluke. The...